Press Release
December 18, 2015

Duterte-Cayetano to tour the country
to spread message of change

After the Commission on Elections (Comelec) accepted the certificate of candidacy (COC) filed by presidential contender and Davao City mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte, he and his running mate, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano announced today that they plan to go on a nationwide tour to spread their message of change and explain their platform to the people.

Cayetano said the tour will cover major cities, provinces, and various sectors wherein they will attend town hall meetings to discuss their platform to the people.

Cayetano said their tour will be different from their political competitors as it will be participatory and grassroots-oriented. He also said the tour will act as a national grievance mechanism wherein people can put forward their pressing concerns.

"Mayor Duterte and I will now go around the country and explain to the people what we intend to do to solve illegal drugs and law and order problems, the lack of jobs and opportunities across the country, and put forward bold solutions that will to improve the lives of our people," Cayetano said.

Cayetano also appealed to the Mayor's critics to keep an open mind and listen or put forward alternatives and not nitpick and focus only on his controversial statements that are taken out of context.

The Senator said that if the people are willing to listen to Mayor Duterte for more than an hour about his plans for the country and the people, media can do the same.

"Beyond his tough talk, which is simply an expression of his deep anger and frustration over the government's inability to end the people's suffering, our media friends will be amazed at his ideas and plans to change the country. They will also be moved by his authenticity and passion to serve our people. This is the reason why he strongly resonates with the public. They hunger for real change and they see him as someone who can help them realize that aspiration," Cayetano said.

"Mayor Duterte is the real deal. Ang dala niya ay matapang na solusyon at mabilis na aksyon." Cayetano ended.

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